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Legal aid fees court case

Members providing legal aid services will interested in the progress of a case at Edinburgh Sheriff court where a firm is seeking payment of interest on fees from the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB).

Scott Lindsay joins Law Society

Scott Lindsay has joined the Law Society of Scotland as Executive Director of Finance and Operations.

Tourist tax should have a national framework with local discretion

A tourist tax would be most practical and efficient if implemented as part of a national framework, with some built-in flexibility for local discretion.

Fifth Money Laundering Directive key changes document

The UK Money Laundering Regulations have been amended, to take account of changes imposed by the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive with effect from 10 January 2020. The UK Legal Sector Affinity Group (LSAG) have agreed an interim “Key Changes Document” to help firms comply with the new requirements.

Feedback from pilot scheme essential for new short-term lets licensing

The new licensing scheme for short-term lets announced by the Scottish Government will still benefit from the learning which can be achieved through a pilot scheme, the Convener of the Licensing Law Sub-Committee has cautioned.

A career outside a big firm - student roadshow!

Are you an LLB or DPLP student who's keen to find out about working in-house or for a high street firm? Our annual roadshow for students is bringing employers to you!

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